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How Is Depression Related to Dementia?

A new study gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia. The study is published in the July 30, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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How Is Depression Related to Dementia?

A new study by neuropsychiatric researchers at Rush University Medical Center gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia.

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Kids with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders Show Differences in Brain Wiring

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism, further establishing SPD as a clinically important neurodevelopmental disorder.

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Institute of Medicine Unveils Report on the Future of Graduate Medical Education

In response to the Institute of Medicine's report on the current graduate medical education system, "Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs," the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons present concerns regarding the looming shortage of neurosurgeons in the United States.

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Penn Researchers Find Naltrexone May Be Effective in Diminishing Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson's Disease Patients

Parkinson's disease (PD) patients may confront a common but largely unrecognized challenge: the occurrence of impulse control disorders (ICDs) such as compulsive gambling, sexual behavior, eating, or spending. A team of investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC) at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center conducted a pilot study and found that the opioid antagonist naltrexone may be an effective treatment for diminishing ICD symptoms in PD patients. The results were published in the journal Neurology.

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Brain Response to Appetizing Food Cues Varies among Obese People

People who have the most common genetic mutation linked to obesity respond differently to pictures of appetizing foods than overweight or obese people who do not have the genetic mutation, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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In the Quest to Treat Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Nanomaterials Show Promise

A research team led by Raymond Tak Fai Cheung, PhD and student Lynn Yan-Hua Sang, PhD of the University of Hong Kong suggests a new therapeutic strategy for intracerebral hemorrhage: injecting self-assembling peptide nanofiber scaffolds (SAPNS) directly into a hemorrhagic lesion.

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UNC Researchers Pinpoint Protein Hub Necessary for Proper Brain Development

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Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have found that the protein glycogen synthase kinase-3, or GSK-3, is crucial for proper brain development early in life.

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Watching Neurons Fire From a Front-Row Seat

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Sandia National Laboratories is working with Arizona State University on the challenge of recording and measuring signals from the brain.

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